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Suggestions from our Editor Dr Dan Whittall about how he uses Routes in his A Level teaching

1. I don’t use full articles in lessons, only parts. I know this risks distorting arguments, but it allows articles to be used in a focused way during lessons. But I insist on reading the full article at home / independently.

2. I use articles to illustrate examples. Each lesson fits into a scheme around a set topic – there is plenty of prior content teaching (especially key concepts) before I use each article.

3. I use articles from Routes to draw students into a relationship with the discipline of geography. We discuss norms of referencing, but also geography’s grammar – concepts, evidence, argumentation.

4. There’s an emphasis on reading critically, on not accepting conclusions without first interrogating them, and on making links beyond the examples used in the article itself.


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